configure ssl certificate pregenerated

configure ssl certificate pregenerated


Obtains the pre-generated certificate from the user.

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or variables.



Usage Guidelines

You must upload or generate a certificate for SSL server use. With this command, you copy and paste the certificate into the command line followed by a blank line to end the command. The following security algorithms are supported:
  • RSA for public key cryptography (generation of certificate and public-private key pair, certificate signing). RSA key size between 1024 and 4096 bits.
  • Symmetric ciphers (for data encryption): RC4, DES, and 3DES.
  • Message Authentication Code (MAC) algorithms: RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm and SHA.

This command is also used when downloading or uploading the configuration. Do not modify the certificate stored in the uploaded configuration file because the certificate is signed using the issuer's private key.

The certificate and private key file should be in PEM format and generated using RSA as the cryptography algorithm.

Similar to SSH2, before you can use any SSL commands, you must first download and install the separate Extreme Networks SSH software module (ssh.xmod). This additional module allows you to configure both SSH2 and SSL on the switch. SSL is packaged with the SSH module; therefore, if you do not install the module, you are unable to configure SSL. If you try to execute SSL commands without installing the module first, the switch notifies you to download and install the module. To install the module, see the instructions in Software Upgrade and Boot Options.


The following command obtains the pre-generated certificate from the user:

configure ssl certificate pregenerated

Next, you open the certificate and then copy and paste the certificate into the console/Telnet session, followed by a blank line to end the command.


This command was first available in the ExtremeXOS 11.2 and supported with the SSH module.

Platform Availability

This command is available on all platforms.